Eagerly Awaiting Bill Clinton’s Essay On Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Door

All photos Leica Monochrom.

If we had to choose a single favorite urban oasis in the world, we would take Washington’s Dumbarton Oaks.  We have photographed it, and written about it, many times.

There is a magic to this estate at the top of Georgetown, especially on a hot day in a city that was built on a swamp.

Dumbarton Walk

A walk through its large interior is a wonderful place to collect one’s thoughts, to be away from the call of the bustling city.

Dumbarton Pillars

It has certain magical features that one wouldn’t ordinarily expect to be able to visit in a public, urban garden.

Dumbarton Lion

We know there are great parks in Paris and London — in all cities, surely.  But measure for measure, we’ll take Dumbarton Oaks.

Dumbarton Floor

Which is why it was such a delightful surprise yesterday to read in the New York Times Magazine that Bill Clinton has added an essay to City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts,
in which he offers his thoughts on a favorite park.  Yes, Dumbarton Oaks.  The book is out tomorrow.

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